New Zealand captain Tim Southee has expressed disappointment at the two-match Test series against Pakistan ending in a draw. Bad light played a part in both Tests as the hosts escaped with a draw, leaving the Kiwis a bit frustrated. In the first Test, New Zealand needed 77 runs for victory with nine wickets in hand when the game was called off. In the second Test, the Kiwis were only one wicket away from victory, despite Sarfaraz Ahmed’s brilliant ton. However, Pakistan’s last-wicket pair of Naseem Shah and Abrar Ahmed hung on to secure a draw for the hosts.
Pakistan overcame a poor start to end the opening day’s play of the first Test against New Zealand in Karachi in command. Batting first after winning the toss, they found themselves in big trouble at 48/3. Abdullah Shafique (7) and Shan Masood (3) were stumped, while Imam-ul-Haq gave his wicket away after reaching 24.
Saud Shakeel also got a start before he outside-edged Tim Southee and was caught at gully